Sunday, February 20, 2011

without saying a word

He just came in from the cold- climbed up the stairs.
He was exhausted..."I'm so tired" he said to me.
He had been up since before 5:00 a.m. with a snow shoveling assignment.  
Later, we went to church and then out to tackle more snow (at our house and for some neighbors).
He was glad to be inside.  I could read I NEED A NAP! all over his face.
He was turning to head into our room and Ellie pleaded from another room---
"Dad will you play outside with us!?"

I never even heard a sigh or moan...
"I'll be right there!"
His boots and coat were back on in a flash.
They headed outside...
jumped on a snow covered trampoline
played with Charlie
played on the swingset
& even made a snowman.  
He taught me so much without saying a word---silent as a snowman. :)


Alison said...

Best snowman EVER!
I mean best DAD EVER!!!

Anonymous said...

That is the sweetest! What an awesome daddy!

nikki said...

You two are fantastic parents! I know I have said this before, but I love that this big former U of U football player is so sweet with his little girls.

Shauna Rae said...

My heart just melted!

peewee said...

awwww. I got tears in my eyes. for real. You guys are awesome. I would've KILLED to have my dad around like that. Yay DannY!

Connie Miller said...

This is so tender. Thanks for sharing it. You express it beautifully.